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Rosaine N. Yegbemey

Rosaine N. Yegbemey

Dr. agr. (PhD)

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October 2012 - November 2014
University of Parakou
Position
  • Research
Description
  • Farmers’ perceptions of and Adaptation to Climate Change in a prospect of Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries: A Case Study of the Northern Benin
June 2011 - November 2014
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Research on i) smallholder farmers adaptation to climate change, ii) sustainable agriculture, and iii) economics of maize farming
February 2010 - November 2014
University of Parakou
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Modélisation simultanée de l’impact de l’adaptation au changement climatique sur la productivité agricole et les coûts de contrôle des populations de ravageurs des cultures et de gestion de la fertilité des sols dans le Nord Bénin et Sud Niger
Education
June 2011 - November 2014
Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen
Field of study
  • Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
October 2008 - April 2010
University of Parakou
Field of study
  • Rural Economy and Sociology
November 2004 - July 2008
University of Parakou
Field of study
  • General Agronomy

Publications

Publications (56)
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Agricultural sustainability is actually measured based on indicators. The choice of indicators is made by scientists alone and is rarely explained. Therefore the sustainability assessment may be biased because it does not take into account the field knowledge of farmers and agricultural extension officers. Here we used a novel method using particip...
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This paper explores farmers’ willingness to be (better) informed about reaction options to climate change and to pay for agricultural extension as related to modes of adaptation to climate change. Following a contingent valuation approach, the study was conducted through a survey on 336 producers farmers in northern Benin (West Africa). The results...
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Making the assumption that property rights might determine whether farmers adopt particular strategies, this study aims at modelling farmers’ decisions to adapt to climate change by focusing on their property rights – declined as institutional arrangements on land and rights on land – as well as their socio-economic and demographic characteristics....
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Purpose-Climate smart production is a potential solution to the negative effects of the changing climatic conditions on agricultural production systems in Africa in general, and particularly in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach-In this study, we employed a Multinomial Treatment Effect (MTE) regression model, using primary data collected from 543 r...
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High temperature, erratic rainfall, and drought are the three major physical manifestations of climate change in Ghana. Smallholder farmers in Ghana have shown vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, with some farmers employing migration as an adaptation mechanism. Using primary data collected from 500 maize farmers in seven districts of Gh...
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Cooperative economics looks at market failures as areas for development. The cooperative development process, however, requires member engagement or cohesion in the process according to the Cooperative Management Equilibrium Theory. This cohesion requires an awareness and understanding by the cooperative members of the market failure to develop the...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has particularly affected the supply of perishable foods such as vegetables, which could adversely affect food and nutrition security. Here, we study the mechanisms by which COVID-19 has affected vegetable production and the coping strategies adopted by smallholder farmers. We use cross-sectional data collected through individ...
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Climate services for smallholder farmers has increasingly been acknowledged to be one of the ways to build resilience by supporting adaptation to variable and changing climate. Providing climate services to smallholder farmers is however challenging and the information delivery channel is a crucial aspect of the communication chain that is often ov...
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This chapter gives a broad yet concise overview of climate change impacts and adaptation in selected sectors in Benin. First, the chapter documents climate change impacts, highlighting more or less studied sectors/areas, current adaptation efforts and required improvements. Second, the chapter presents the institutional framework of climate change...
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Adaptation to climate change often involves land use adjustments that can shape the sustainability of production systems. We conducted a survey to identify current farm-level land use strategies driven by climate change and their underlying socioeconomic determinants. Our study involved primary data collected on 336 maize producers randomly selecte...
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Climate change impacts on the productivity of the agricultural sector through processes such as weather uncertainty, environmental changes and pest or disease distributions, land degradation, land grabbing, heat and migration. A number of solutions can be tested and scaled to reduce climate change impacts. These solutions include diversification of...
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This article explores ex ante the impact pathways of a hypothetical intervention which consists in providing smallholder farmers with weather-related information. It uses a qualitative approach based on focus group discussions in three villages with smallholder farmers and agricultural extension officers to build a theory of change. Results suggest...
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In north Benin in general and particulary in the Pendjari region, smallholder farmers earn low incomes because their agricultural production has been confronted with both soil fertility declining and expensive chemical fertilizers. So they may find alternative to chemical fertilizer to mitigate the decline of the soil fertility. Then termite fertil...
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En Afrique de l'Ouest et notamment au Sahel, des marchés d'aliments fourragers se développent afin de satisfaire les besoins croissants en fourrages des éleveurs. La présente étude examine les attitudes des éleveurs du bétail à payer pour les attributs fourragers en fonction de leurs préférences respectives sur les marchés de fourrages du Bénin et...
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Over the past few decades, agriculture and related sectors in West Africa have been challenged by climate change, which has become one of the most important developmental issues in the region. Whereas negative environmental and socio-economic impacts have been extensively documented in West Africa, future climate projections suggest that the situat...
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In Benin, the decline in land fertility and the low diversification of agricultural production are, among other things, enormous challenges facing agriculture. This article aims to identify the effect of traditional soil fertility management practices on the economic performance of maize production in the communes of Tchaourou, N'dali, Kandi and Ka...
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In Benin, the decline in land fertility and the low diversification of agricultural production are, among other things, enormous challenges facing agriculture. This article aims to identify the effect of traditional soil fertility management practices on the economic performance of maize production in the communes of Tchaourou, N'dali, Kandi and Ka...
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Despite the fact that the majority of Africans are employed in agriculture, providing food to meet the demand of the entire population continue to be a challenge, especially with the changing climate. This study examined the determinants of farmers' perception of climate change and the effect of their perception on adaptation. This involved 644 mai...
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Financing agriculture is a key issue in rural development. Despite the efforts of the government to make credit services available and affordable in most of the rural areas, access to credit among smallholder farmers remains low. This paper analyzes the determinants of credit access by farmers in the North East, Benin. Primary data were collected f...
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The aim of this article was to analyse possible relationships between observed climate change adaptations as developed by farmers and the sustainability level of their production systems. The sustainability levels were measured through a participatory indicators-based approach. A tri-variate Tobit regression model including the observed climate cha...
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Dans le but d’améliorer la sécurité et l’autosuffisance alimentaires, la production de riz au Bénin fait l’objet de promotion. Le schéma de promotion de la riziculture actuellement utilisé est le même en saison pluvieuse qu’en contre saison. Cependant, en raison des effets du changement climatique, de grandes variabilités sont observées entre les c...
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To deal with the soil fertility decrease, farmers in general and farmers producing vegetables in particular adopt various cropping practices of soils fertility management and conservation. This survey aims at identifying the cropping practices which allow the farmers to carry out the maximum of yield and maximize the return to production factors. T...
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This paper investigates the determinants of the economic profitability of cashew nuts marketing in NorthEastern Benin. The study was conducted in the municipality of Tchaourou by using survey methods on respondents randomly selected from different categories of actors interacting on the market. Primary data were collected with respect to the market...
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This study investigated the perception of production and price risk by farm households and the factors that influence their level of perception in North Central Nigeria. The study attempted to capture the opinion of farmers about the quantity of crops they expect to harvest at the end of the season, and the prices they also expect for each of the c...
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This study estimated technical efficiency levels of cereal crops producers. The study employed the translog stochastic frontier model to estimate efficiency levels of maize, rice and sorghum producers in the survey area. Findings revealed that maize and sorghum farmers were operating in the efficiency range of 0.50 to 0.98, while for rice farmers e...
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Nowadays climate variability and change are amongst the most important threats to sustainable development, with potentially severe consequences on agriculture in developing countries. Among many available coping mechanisms, farmers adjust some of their farming practices. This article aims at exploring observed changes in the agricultural calendar a...
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Following an institutional analysis framework, this study aims to characterize and assess the performance of warrantage models in Benin. The methodological approach combines both qualitative and quantitative methods. A “snow ball” sampling technique was used to identify the warrantage promoters in Benin. With the focus on maize, information related...
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Finding out ways to support farmers’ decision to adapt to climate change is a challenge for agricultural policy. Hypothesizing that awareness through learning about climate change enhances farmers’ perception of and adaptation to climatic uncertainty, this paper gives an empirical evidence of the relationships between learning about climate change,...
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Au Bénin comme dans la plupart des pays en voie de développement, les producteurs sont de plus en plus confrontés au besoin d’adapter leurs systèmes de cultures aux circonstances changeantes du climat. Cet article a pour objectif d’analyser l’adaptation des producteurs de maïs au changement climatique. Pour ce faire, la perception du changement cli...
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The major attempt of this paper is to analyse the economic profitability of maize farming in relation with observed climate change adaptation strategies. The study was conducted in northern Benin by a survey method on 336 maize producers. About 91% of the respondent farmers undertook a least one adaptation strategy towards climate change. The obser...
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The major attempt of this paper is to examine the factors affecting the biogas technology adoption in rural areas in Bangladesh. The study was conducted by a survey method on respondents. Stratified random and purposive sampling techniques were applied for selecting 150 biogas users and 150 non-users. Data were collected through individual intervie...
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This study aims at assessing the determinants of the agricultural productivity through the partial productivities of the main production factors (land, labor and capital), using primary data collected from a sample of 210 farmers randomly selected in two villages belonging to the municipality of Banikoara in Northern Benin (West Africa). The partia...
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This article aims at understanding the driving forces that determine the decision making on land allocation within the West African farms, giving evidence of farms in the Municipality of Banikoara in Northern Benin. Using a semi-structured one-on-one questionnaire, primary data were collected from a sample of 210 farmers randomly selected in two vi...
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Land use is one of the major source of soil fertility decline and food insecurity. In Benin where cotton is the main cash crop, the potential of cultivating rice exists even in cotton cultivation zone. Rice is seen nowadays as a staple food and the national production is insufficient to meet national consumption. Change in land use becomes obvious...
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Benin aimed at analysing the beekeeping status and the honey production in Northwest Benin. For the purpose, a survey was conducted among hundred and twenty (120) randomly selected farmers producing honey in the Communes of Tanguiéta and Natitingou. Data on socio-demographic characteristics, prices and quantities of inputs and outputs involved in h...
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In this article, the exogenous factors which determine the farmers' choice to grow Sweet potato have been identified. Sweet potato acreage and yield determinants are also discussed based on production factor estimates. The analytical data were collected among 180 farmers in the Gogounou commune. The analyses show that the determinants of (i) choice...
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Le present article explore les marches du manioc et du « gari » dans le Sud et le Centre du Benin. L’accent est mis sur les performances des marches de ladite zone ainsi que sur les principales contraintes a leur developpement. Les investigations ont ete menees aupres de 52 commercants des marches du Sud et du Centre du Benin. Des observations fait...
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The objective of this study was to analyze the economic production systems profitability for the parklands of sheas in the North of Benin in relationship with adaptations to climate change. Primary data on socio-economic characteristics of producers, adaptation strategies developed, and inputs and outputs of production were collected from 466 parkl...
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The effects of climate change are a major threat to the environment and sustainable development of most sub-Saharan African countries. The perceptions and adaptation strategies of beekeepers and other operators in the honey sector (i.e. honey hunters) to climate change are, however, not adequately explored. The objective of this study was to evalua...
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In Benin, only few crops (cotton, rice, corn, etc.) are promoted. Besides, many other crops, including sweet potato, are neglected or are not duly considered. The objective of this article is to study the sweet potato's production for its promotion and revalorization. The study was carried out in the Department of Gogounou located in the North-east...
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To overcome the problem of declining in soil fertility faced by farmers, several agricultural practices of fertility management are implemented. This study aims at evaluating the economic performance of such practices in the municipality of Ouaké in Northern Benin where the decline in soil fertility is one of the major constraints of agricultural p...
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Les exploitations rizicoles sont annuellement caractérisées par deux saisons de production. Cet article a eu pour but de réaliser une analyse économique de la riziculture à travers les déterminants de la productivité du riz tant en saison pluvieuse qu’en saison sèche. Sept (07) inputs ont été considérés à cet effet, et il s’agit des quantités total...
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The paper analyzes the economic profitability of rice farming by using three indicators which were: the net margin, the average return to labor and the average return to capital used by rice farmers, three (3) indicators. The case study took place in the Municipality of Malanville, including 120 rice producers. The analysis of data collected using...
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Rice producers’ efficiency is widely assessed by using the Stochatistic Frontier Analysis (SFA). But because of gaps between the output(s) implied by the regression line for a given level of input(s) and the real output(s) at the same level of input(s), the Frontier Analysis can provide misleading measures and this is a limit. This article aims at...
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J. Rech. Sci. Univ. Lomé (Togo), 2012, 14(1) : 69-84 Déterminants et contraintes de la production du miel dans le Nord-Ouest du Bénin : Cas des communes de Natitingou et de Tanguiéta PARAÏSO A1,3*., OLODO G. P1, TOKOUDAGBA S. F.2, YEGBEMEY R. N.1,3,4, SANNI A.5 & GUMETZOE Y. M. D.6 1*. Département de Production végétale ; Université de Parakou,...
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This study aims at analysing the effects of the investments in cotton production on the output elasticity in Kouandé and Kérou, Republic of Benin, West Africa. Data were collected from June to September 2012 by surveying one hundred and forty (140) cotton farmers, randomly selected in the study area. The Cobb-Douglas and Translog models were estima...

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1- Nonfarm and farm factors affecting the adoption 2- Impact of adoption on agricultural performances and welfare 3- Simulation of technological and policies measures that increase the adoption rate.